PCSA Academy News

Academy Information Meetings 2017-2018

A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy is set to start in September. There will be two information sessions in August to give prospective players and their parents an opportunity to meet the Academy Team and hear an overview of the Academy vision/philosophy for the upcoming season. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. The times/dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 8 August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the clubhouse at Eastgate
  • Thursday, 10 August at 5:30 p.m. in the clubhouse at Eastgate

Gergin Naoumov is the Academy Head Coach as the program enters its fifth year. Coach Gergin has extensive high level playing and coaching experience and holds a Provincial C coaching licence.

Academy Head Coach Appointed

July 2017 – The PCSA Director of Coaching is pleased to announce the appointment of Gergin Naoumov to the position of Academy Head Coach for the 2017-2018 season. Gergin has been a PCSA coach for the past four years in various capacities including Team Head Coach, Technical Coach and Academy Technical Coach. Gergin was also the head coach of the University of Toronto (Mississauga) Men’s Soccer Team and holds an Ontario Provincial C Licence.

Gergin has played soccer at a high level including the University of Toronto as well as the Peterborough City Men’s Senior team. We are excited about the great ideas that Gergin and his team will bring to the Academy.

We offer our sincere gratitude and thanks to outgoing Academy Head Coach Vic Rocha for his dedication and commitment to the PCSA Academy. He was instrumental in building the program from its inception up to the present day.

Open House – January 2, 2017

On Monday, January 2, the PCSA Academy is hosting an Open House for prospective players (U10 – U15) at the Hastings Field House. Our mission statement is to identify exceptional players and provide them with the high-level training and support needed to play at a high level. While we are a branch of the Peterborough City Soccer Club, we have several players from other clubs in the district.

This open house will be an opportunity to meet, interact, and play with current players. Some of our current Academy technical team, led by the Head Coach Vic Rocha, will be there to lead the training sessions and answer any questions you may have.

Girls are invited to participate from 1:30-3:00 pm. The boys session is from 3:00-4:30 pm.

We hope you’ll join us on January 2 at the Hastings Field House (97 Elgin Street, Hastings).

Currently, we are capping our fall session with another international tournament in Buffalo this coming week for our U14 Girls and Boys teams. Our next session begins on January 8th (Senior Girls) and 9th (everyone else) and we will be happy to enrol new players that meet our coaches’ assessment standards.

Academy Holding Open Sessions in August (2015)

The PCSA Soccer Academy is holding open evaluation sessions for returning members as well as any interested new players at Eastgate on the last two Saturdays in August. This will give new players a chance to sample the Academy experience before fully committing to the program.
Session times are as follows on August 29:

  • Junior Boys (2005 – 2003) 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Junior Girls (2005 – 2003) 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Senior Boys (2002 – 1998) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Senior Girls (2002 – 1998) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please arrive at the field at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. This will allow time to check in upon arrival and begin warm up.

If you are not already registered, please send a quick email to Academy Manager Leah Scott (academymanager@pcsasoccer.com) if you are planning to attend any of these sessions.

2015-2016 Academy Season is Ready to Roll

A fresh new year for the Academy is set to start on Saturday, August 22 with technical/skills sessions for all age groups at Eastgate Park. Please refer to the Academy Training Schedule page for start times.

Sahlen Super Series Tournament

March 2015 – Seventeen Academy senior girls along with coaches Vic and Danny (and parents too) journeyed to Elma, NY on Saturday (March 7, 2015) to play in the Sahlen Super Series tournament. The girls played 3 games on a full-sized indoor field at Sahlen’s Sports Park against three elite teams, North London (OYSL), Lockport Lightning (NY) and Norwest (NY). This was the very first sanctioned event that Peterborough City Academy has attended. The objective, according to Coach Vic, was to gauge where our girls rate against good teams and to see what our weaknesses and strengths are, so we can work on improving their confidence on and off the ball. Overall it was a very satisfying experience, with the team sufficiently mastering a new system of play to earn a win in their final game.

Read story in Peterborough Examiner

PCSA Academy Senior Girls at Sahlen Super Series Tournament

Academy Senior Girls at Fleming

8 November 2014 – The Academy Senior Girls braved the chilly weather to show their skills on the turf field at Fleming on Saturday.

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PCSA Academy Senior Girls at Fleming

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15 August 2014 – Online payment by Visa and MasterCard is available when you register for the Academy. The process is a little different if you are paying by cheque. Although you can put the product in your shopping basket, you cannot go through the checkout until payment is made. You should take the registration process as far as you can and then log off before you go through the checkout. This is sufficient to ensure your place in the program. The club is aware that you have selected the product and enrolled in the program even though you have not completed the checkout step. Simply bring your cheque for the first installment to your next training session.

The new recruits (U11’s) had their information meeting in July. The information meeting for returning members and potential new members took place on August 13.

May 16 & 17 Education Presentation and Elite Training

The Academy has scheduled two exciting events that will be of great interest to our Senior Academy members.

First up on Friday May 16 is a university/college athletics information meeting at the clubhouse (Eastgate) that will provide advice and guidance on preparing for college and university from both the academic and athletic perspectives. Topics will include preparing for college/university, varsity athletics programs, creating an athletic profile, SAT’s, scholarships and bursaries. The presenters will be Stevie Gill, Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Grand Canyon University and Chris Rocha, Director, Financial Aid & Student Awards at Durham College.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Due to seating restrictions, attendance at this event is limited to Senior Academy players (U14 to U18 Boys and Girls) and parents only.

On Saturday morning, May 17, Coach Stevie, will conduct two training sessions with the Senior Girls and Boys at Eastgate. Stevie previously played and coached at a high level in the Durham Region, hence his connection with this area. He also played for Canada’s National Teams at the U-20 and U-23 levels and has Canadian National “B” coaching certification. Needless to say, this promises to be an exciting and unique training experience for our players.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. : Senior Girls

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. : Senior Boys

The Saturday morning sessions are open to the public for viewing and everyone is welcome to come and observe.

April 12 & 13 Sessions moved to Trent University

Because the City of Peterborough has not opened the fields at Fleming, the April 12 & 13 Academy sessions will be held at the Trent University stadium. The times of each session remains the same.

Nutrition Seminar

In lieu of the regular training session, there will be a Nutrition Seminar for academy players and parents on Saturday, April 5 in the clubhouse at Eastgate. The times are:

9:00 am to 10:30 am for ages 11 (2003) to 13 (2001) girls and boys;
10:30 am to 12:00 pm for ages 14 (2000) to 18 (1996) girls and boys.

The seminar will be presented by Erin Bell, Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.

March 2014

The Academy will wrap up its first year of operation in May. The final installment payment of $100 per player is due on May 1. Plans are already underway for next year, beginning in August.

February 2014

Please note

  • There will be a Parents Information Meeting at the Spiplex on Saturday morning, February 22. Due to the limited space there will be two sessions – starting at 9:00 a.m. for parents of the junior players and at 10:30 a.m. for the parents of senior players. The purpose is to give you an interim progress report and a look ahead to where the academy is heading. We also want to hear your feedback, comments and suggestions.
  • The second fee installment ($300) is due on February 1. This will cover the 3-months of February, March and April. Please bring your cheque to the next Spiplex session.
  • Fevri Pazari, whom you know as our hard-working club administrator, has taken over from Joe Muldoon as Academy Manager. All enquiries should be directed to Fevri at academymanager@pcsasoccer.com.

November 2013

PCSA Academy on CHEX TV

CHEX TV brought their cameras to the PCSA Academy training session on Saturday morning to see for themselves what all the hype is about. CHEX Newswatch aired the report on Monday (November 18). It you missed the program you can watch it here.

September 2013

Fall Sessions

All players who attended the Identification Camp in August 2013 were advised of the decision of the selection panel by letter before September 6th. Registration forms and the first installment of fees must be submitted by October 1st. You can register by mail (see Contacts for the Club’s full and correct mailing address) or drop it off at the clubhouse during team tryouts in September.

The Academy training sessions will begin in October. The schedule is posted under Training Schedule.

August 2013

PCSA Soccer Academy – History in the Making

Peterborough City Soccer Academy ID Camp for Girls at Eastgate Park

The new Peterborough City Soccer Academy took to the field on the weekend (August 17/18, 2013) when the first identification camp for girls was held over two days at Eastgate Park. Approximately 65 of this city’s best female athletes between the ages of 10 and 17 years old participated under the watchful eye of Academy Head Coach Vic and his coaching crew. The boys identification camp held on the following weekend (August 24/25, 2013) was equally successful.

Peterborough City Soccer Academy Boys ID Camp at Eastgate Park

Vic Rocha head coach for Peterborough City Soccer Association’s SoccerAcademy

It was easy to see why the Peterborough City Soccer Association (PCSA) selected 52-year-old Vic Rocha as the head coach of the association’s new Soccer Academy.

New Head Coach

Academy Head Coach Vic Rocha is welcomed by PCSA Technical Director Mike Everson

Read More… (Peterborough Examiner)

More News

If you missed the CHEX TV broadcast on May 22 regarding the PCSA Academy program, you can catch it on You Tube at this link
Watch here….